Penelope Isles Announce Which Way To Happy

Penelope Isles Announce Which Way To Happy
Penelope Isles Announce Which Way To Happy

Penelope Isles, is comprised of siblings, co-songwriters and co-vocalists Lily and Jack Wolter. Today they have announced their forthcoming release Which Way To Happy, will drop on November 5th via Bella Union. The LP was produced by Jack Wolter and mixed by Dave Fridmann. Today the duo has shared a video for the album track “Iced Gems.”

Penelope Isles
Which Way To Happy
Bella Union

1. Terrified
2. Rocking At The Bottom
3. Play It Cool
4. Iced Gems
5. Sailing Still
6. Miss Moon
7. Sudoku
8. Have You Heard
9. Pink Lemonade
10. 11 11
11. In A Cage

Jack and Lily spent much of 2019 driving through Europe and America with their bandmates, and, like many, felt everything was falling apart when COVID-19 put their upcoming plans to a halt. The duo, dealing with their own respective romantic heartaches, and coping with the loss of two band members who were replaced with Henry Nicholson, Joe Taylor, and Hannah Feenstra who contributed during recording, (“A godsend after a low time,” says Lily) were staying in a small cottage in Cornwall to start work on the new album when lockdown began. Claustrophobia kicked in, existential anxiety over the pandemic permeated everything, and emotions ran high. “We were there for about two or three months, untilately,” says Jack. “It was a tiny cottage and we all went a bit bonkers, and we drank far too much, and it spiralled a bit out of control. There were a lot of emotional evenings and realisations, which I think reflects in the songs. Writing and recording new music was a huge part of the recovery process for all of us.”

Penelope Isles
UK Tour Dates

9/2/21 – Larmer Tree Gardens @ End Of The Road
11/5/21 – Brighton – Resident Records (instore)
11/6/21 – London – Rough Trade East (instore)
11/8/21 – Totnes – Drift Records (instore)
11/23/21 – Tunbridge Wells @ Tunbridge Wells Forum *
11/24/21 – Bristol @ Exchange *
11/25/21 – Cambridge @ Portland Arms *
11/26/21 – Manchester @ Gullivers *
11/27/21 – Chester @ St. Marys *
11/28/21 – Northampton @ The Black Prince
11/30/21 – Guildford @ The Boileroom *
12/1/21 – London @ Oslo **
12/2/21 – St. Albans @ The Horn
12/ 3/21 – Ipswich @ The Smokehouse **
12/4/21 – York @ Fulford Arms **
12/5/21 – Blackpool @ Central Library **
12/7/21 – Glasgow @ Hug & Pint **
12/8/21 – Newcastle @ Cluny 2 **
12/9/21 – Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds **
12/10/21 – Brighton @ Concorde 2

* Holiday Ghosts supporting
** Laundromat supporting

Tickets available HERE